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The Fixer By Bernard Malamud

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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud is written in 3rd person limited. While 3rd person omniscient would certainly have worked for The Fixer, 3rd person limited creates a deeper connection between Yakov Bok and the readers. Even though 3rd person omniscient offers an all knowing insight to any character or event in the novel, 3rd person limited keeps the story solely centered around the main character and does not offer any differing sides to the main conflict, causing the readers to form a deep devotion to the main character alone. Bernard Malamud’s, The Fixer, is entirely centered around the false accusation of Yakov committing the murder of a young boy. Without the readers being able to understand Yakov’s thoughts, doubts would creep into their
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